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  1. In the weeds

    In the weeds

    ET&WNC RS'3s sitting at Elizabethton, TN in the mid 1980s. These were the former C of G engines that the Southern traded for what became 630 and 722 for the steam program in the 60s. One was scrapped, the other is at TVRM now...
  2. MLW's at Squamish

    MLW's at Squamish

    CPR #6503 type S-3 and PGE #561 type RSC-3m built in 1951 and 1948 are in working condition at the West Coast Heritage Park in Squamish, BC. Both are now sued for switching around the heritage park adn 561 sometimes lends a hand at Day Out With Thomas Events.
  3. Under the hood

    Under the hood

    Looking into the crankcase inspection ports, the "bottom end" of the prime mover is visible. At the extreme left, one of the crankshaft main bearing caps can be seen. The bottom end of two connecting rods and their caps are visible in all the ports. For you car enthusiasts, with a bore...
  4. Under the hood

    Under the hood

    Looking upward from the ground at a two cylinder section of the 529's 244 prime mover. Cylinder heads are at top with individual fuel injectors for each cylinder. Tubes on either side of the injectors have pushrods in them from the camshaft to the rocker arms in the head under the rocker covers...
  5. Under the hood

    Under the hood

    G.E. GT581 main generator with Amplidyne exciter attached at the top left and just barely visible below, one of the two Auxiliary generators. Generator gear box lube oil fill is the larger tube with the square nut cap and below that is the gear box dipstick.
  6. Under the hood

    Under the hood

    Inside the forward end of the 529 are visible... main air compressor at right with engine air intake filters above and turbocharger intake pipe, turbocharger at top center with intake air conduit, the large pipe curving down from the turbo and back to the prime mover, exhaust manifold pipes...
  7. Under the hood

    Under the hood

    The 529's 12 cylinder 244 prime mover with crankcase inspection covers removed.
  8. Under the hood

    Under the hood

    A slightly closer view of NH 529 with all the side doors open for inspection.
  9. Under the hood

    Under the hood

    The Railroad Museum of New England's New Haven RS-3 with "her pants down" at the museum's Chase yard in Waterville, CT.
  10. BCOL RS3@N.Vancouver

    BCOL RS3@N.Vancouver

    BCOL RS-3 561 at the BCOL North Vancouver BC shops in June 1980.
  11. BCOL RS3@Lillooet

    BCOL RS3@Lillooet

    MLW RS-3 571 idles away at Lillooet BC yard in June 1980. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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